You can get a SART Exam within 5 days of your assault.
Formerly known as a “rape kit,” a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a forensic exam conducted by a trained medical
professional for the purpose of providing medical care and collecting and preserving
evidence of a sexual assault. Even if you are unsure if you would like to make a police
report, getting a SART exam allows you to preserve evidence until you make this decision.
Exams must be performed within 5 days of the assault. If you are considering a SART
exam, try to avoid bathing/showering, brushing your teeth, changing or washing your
clothes, urinating, eating, drinking etc., as these can destroy evidence.
However, if you have done any of these things, evidence can still be collected. If
you have changed your clothes, bring the clothes that you were wearing at the time
in a paper bag (not a plastic bag) to the hospital. SART exams are provided free of
charge at local hospitals.